Author Archives: k. nyerere ture

About k. nyerere ture

K. Nyerere Ture` is a practicing cultural anthropologist/criminologist and an educator, who teaches Anthropology, Criminology/Criminal Justice and Sociology at Morgan State University, at the rank of Assistant Professor. Ture` earned a BA in African/African American Studies and Criminal Justice at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey and a MA in Applied Anthropology at Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia. He is currently a doctoral candidate in the Department of Anthropology at American University in Washington, DC. Building on his undergraduate and master level graduate research focus that explored the relationship between community crime and urban development, Ture's current dissertation research examines the lived experiences of African American public housing residents in the throws of an urban renewal that examples the continued perpetuation of structural violence against marginal communities of color. The particular site of Ture’s doctoral research (research completed in spring 2013) is one of the most historical African American neighborhoods within Washington, DC and the largest and currently the most ill-reputed public housing community in the nation’s capitol. This public housing community is called Barry Farm Public Dwellings by city officials and outsiders, but referred locally as the “Farms.” The Farms is located east of the Anacostia River (EoR) - a river that forms an expansive separation between the majority African American community from the District of Columbia’s main land. The Farms' represents an intentional place built by the federal government as an antithetical place - an African American Urban Ghetto (AAUG) and its current redevelopment represents a re-articulation of both place and identity whereby the privilege enjoys an underemphasis on race and an emphasis on disposable income vis-a-vis the increased emphasis and salience of race for the poor and their further assault by structural violence. The Farms' community serve as a metaphor for the continued devalued treatment of people of color in the United States of America (USA).

2016 Mentoring Workshops at AAA Meetings in Minneapolis

Join us on Thursday November 17th for five flash interactive workshops led by committed anthropologists to support community and career development. Workshops will take up the interest and questions brought by participants. Registration is required for these free workshops.  The … > Continue reading

Posted in Call for Papers/Announcements, Member News | Tagged | Leave a comment

CFP for “On the Ground” series

Fieldnotes on Black Lives Matter and Racialized Police Violence

In the past year and a half, protests and acts of resistance against anti-Black racism and police violence have erupted across the U.S. and the globe. Gathered under the umbrella of Black Lives Matter, this movement has taken place in the streets, courthouses, university campuses, malls, and outside police departments. Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors, and Opal Tometi, the founders of Black Lives Matter (the organization and the popular hashtag), describe it as an ideological and political intervention in a world where Black lives are systematically and intentionally targeted for demise. It is an affirmation of Black folks’ contributions to this society; our humanity, and our resilience in the face of deadly oppression. > Continue reading

Posted in Call for Papers/Announcements, Member News | Tagged | Leave a comment

AAA Establishes Working Group to Monitor Racialized Police Brutality/ Extrajudicial Violence

To help reduce police-related violence by applying anthropological knowledge and expertise, the American Anthropological Association (AAA) has established a Working Group on Racialized Police Brutality and Extrajudicial Violence. The working group, which falls under the aegis of the Association’s Committee … > Continue reading

Posted in Member News | Leave a comment

Student Rep

Student Rep

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Diana A. Burnett

Anthropology News  Co-Contributing Editor Diana A. Burnett is a Ph.D. candidate in Anthropology at the University of Pennsylvania. Her research interests include diaspora and transnationalism, racial health inequities, Black religious and spiritual communities, nutrition-related chronic disease prevention, and medical anthropology. Diana’s … > Continue reading

Posted in Officers, Uncategorized | Tagged | Leave a comment

Tiffany Cain

Anthropology News Co-Contributing Editor Tiffany Cain is a doctoral student with a M.A. in Anthropology – Stanford University and a B.A. with Honors, Archaeology – Stanford University. As an anthropologist, she uses historical archaeology and ethnography to better understand the … > Continue reading

Posted in Officers | Tagged | Leave a comment

Bianca C. Williams

Co-General Editor Bianca Williams is an Assistant Professor of Ethnic Studies at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Williams’ research centers on theories of race and gender within African diasporic communities, particularly the emotional aspects of being “Black” and a … > Continue reading

Posted in Officers | Tagged | Leave a comment